Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture

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With an ever-increasing demand for unusual and innovative produce, local farms seldom are able to take the commercial risk associated with growing unproven, specialized crops. Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture utilized its grant funding to build culinary test plots to grow test crops of heirloom and heritage seeds in collaboration with local chefs. Data from the test plots was shared to increase the variety of local foods available in Central Texas, to further encourage culinary innovation by area chefs, and to increase the local capacity for farm-to-table cuisine.